Tag: visibility

SCM Insights
February 4, 2021

Pizza Trackers and Control Towers

Matching themes: analytics, control tower, visibility

Don't deliver cold pizzas with your old system. Gain control over your supply chain with a Control Tower
Don’t deliver cold pizzas with your old system. Gain control over your supply chain with a Control Tower

Does anyone else remember in 2008 when Domino’s came out with the Pizza Tracker? You could order a pizza and watch as is it moved from order, to being cooked, to being put in a box and ultimately delivered. It was fun and informative for the customer to follow the pizza’s journey to your doorstep. This was mainly done on a desktop computer since Smartphone apps were in their infancy.

What does a Pizza Tracker have in common with a Control Tower? Read more

SCM Insights
January 18, 2021

Usage Reports: Facts and figures

Matching themes: Onboarding, Usage Reports, visibility

The usage reports reveal the level of the daily usage of individual solutions
The usage reports reveal the level of the daily usage of individual solutions

Today in private life people track their own sleep-wake cycle, they count the daily steps they take and log how much they drink on average. These days it’s all about data! Preferably accurate to the decimal point.

For us at SupplyOn tangible information is essential as well. Especially when a customer wants to check whether and to what extent its suppliers as well as its business units, plants and regions are using SupplyOn solutions. Only through complete and correct use will the customer and supplier highly benefit from the SupplyOn solutions and become beneficiaries of digitization. For this, usage reports provide the required data. These show customers, whether and how its business partners use the different solutions. Learn more about how you can leverage the tool’s capabilities in this article. Read more

SCM Insights
October 29, 2020

How to ensure a supply chain’s mid- and long-term resilience—including practical examples

Matching themes: analytics, artificial intelligence, Covid19, Risk Management, security of supply, supply risks, visibility

Medium- und long-term supply chain resilience builds on the four pillars of visibility, analytics, risk assessment and supplier risk minimization
Medium- und long-term supply chain resilience builds on the four pillars of visibility, analytics, risk assessment and supplier risk minimization

In the last two posts of my blog series, I focused on taking the first steps in dealing with an acute crisis. So far, I have emphasized the importance of integrating supply chain management and risk management, as well as taking ad-hoc measures to counter the impacts of Covid-19. Now, the next step is to take medium and long-term measures to make supply chains resilient in the long run. Read more

SCM Insights
August 18, 2020

How to successfully steer your supply chain through a crisis: Quick response measures

Matching themes: analytics, capacity management, Covid19, production planning, Risk Management, security of supply, transport management, visibility, VUCA

Stop drowning in the crisis: Four effective measures to help you surf the waves
Stop drowning in the crisis: Four effective measures to help you surf the waves

Recently, in the first part of my blog article series “Supply Chain Risk Management – far more than just a way out of the current crisis“, I highlighted the importance of linking the two disciplines of Risk Management and Supply Chain Management when managing crises. There is another important aspect to not just surviving times of crisis, but to come out of these strengthened. And that is the time factor.

For this reason, the second part of this blog article series is dedicated to the following questions: Where do I start? What ad-hoc measures can I implement to mitigate impact? What can I quickly do to protect my supply chain? Read more

SCM Insights
July 14, 2020

Supply Chain Risk Management – far more than just getting out of the current crisis

Matching themes: Covid19, Risk Management, security of supply, supply risks, visibility, VUCA

The next crisis is just around the corner. A holistic supply chain risk management helps to better brace yourself for all the eventualities of the future
The next crisis is just around the corner. A holistic supply chain risk management helps to better brace yourself for all the eventualities of the future

The current coronavirus crisis clearly shows how vulnerable and susceptible to disruption supply chains are today. It also shows how important it is to anticipate disruptions of any kind in order to minimize their impact. In this context, supply chain risk management plays a major role. Essentially, it is a matter of finding answers to the following questions:

  • What risks is my supply chain exposed to?
  • How can I identify problems in my supply chain as quickly as possible, catchword early warning system?
  • What do I need to do to minimize loss and to be even stronger in the end?
  • As well as the lessons learnt: Which measures should I implement to ensure that I can effectively respond to any future risks?

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SCM Insights

Is your supply chain ready to navigate towards the new normal?

Matching themes: Covid19, digital supply chain, Risk Management, security of supply, visibility, VUCA

The "new normal"'s recipe for success: Transparency across the entire supply chain, the 3Cs and the trio of prevention/reaction/adaptation
The “new normal”‘s recipe for success: Transparency across the entire supply chain, the 3Cs and the trio of prevention/reaction/adaptation

Covid-19 has kept big and small players across all industries in check. Given the high levels of interdependence among customers, suppliers and other value-adding partners throughout the supply chain, the domino effect is not yet over. And recovery will be even harder. Read more

From the Community
April 10, 2019

Digital procurement in real-time: Successful Industrial Track & Trace showcase at Hannover Messe

Matching themes: digital supply chain, Industry 4.0, Material Visibility, SCPM, Track & Trace, visibility

Industrial intelligence meets industrial track & trace at Hannover Messe 2019: Innovative showcase enables new dimensions of visibility in manufacturing
Industrial intelligence meets industrial track & trace at Hannover Messe 2019: Innovative showcase enables new dimensions of visibility in manufacturing

Hannover Messe is the world’s leading industrial trade show. An event that is justified in its role as the “Home of Industrial Pioneers”. More than 215,000 visitors and around 6,500 exhibitors from all over the world attended the exhibition from April 1 to 5, 2019. This year’s motto: “Integrated Industry – Industrial Intelligence”. This key theme not only shaped the many facets of the hotly debated trade fair topics, but also represented the core of the innovative use case that SupplyOn presented there. Read more

SCM Insights, Use Cases
April 4, 2018

Eliminating the blind spot: Insights into supplier’s production reduce inventories, lower risks & save costs

Matching themes: Inbound Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, MES, SCPM, security of supply, Smart Supply Chain, visibility

Connecting to the supplier's MES helps to reduce inventories and ensure supply reliability even in volatile markets.
Connecting to the supplier’s MES helps to reduce inventories and ensure supply reliability while allowing for high levels of product customization

A leading aerospace company optimized its global supply chain with SupplyOn through an innovative Industry 4.0 project: integration of the supplier’s MES (Manufacturing Execution System) gives both customer and supplier a virtually real-time, joint view of the supplier’s situation – in terms of demand, stock and production. Replenishment planning is checked against customer requirements, i.e. production orders against stocks. The result is transparency and trend feedback – enabling stock reduction and increased supply reliability.

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From the Community, SCM Insights, Use Cases
August 31, 2016

Success factor Supply Chain Visibility: Gartner presents SupplyOn project as best practice

Matching themes: digital supply chain, Gartner, SCM, Study, visibility

According to Gartner, Supply Chain Visibility is a critical success factor
According to Gartner, Supply Chain Visibility is a critical success factor

Supply Chain Visibility (SCV) is one of the most important success factors when it comes to managing complex supply chains successfully. And it is an initiative at the top of every CSCO´s agenda. Therefore, Gartner has focused a recently published report “Lessons Learned from Supply Chain Visibility Initiatives – Supply Chain Logistics and Transportation” on this subject by presenting four best practice examples, one of these being a transport management project realized through SupplyOn. Read more

From the Community
June 19, 2015

51th International Paris Air Show Le Bourget, France: The biggest Air Show of the World is the place “to be” for big and small aerospace players

Matching themes: aerospace, asset tracking, SCM, visibility

Flying Bombardier CS 300 at Le BourgetVisibility to suppliers and clients is crucial for producing aerospace companies who want to successfully manage their supply chains and approach their customers. For sure, there are only few events which allow to meet during a very limited time so many business partners in one location. If, in addition we talk about the world’s biggest Air Show, with a lot of innovations, then we talk “Le Bourget”. Read more

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